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Greg Kozak (Lake Forest Graduate School of Management)

Greg Kozak
Vice President, Information Technology

Lake Forest, Illinois
UNITED STATES

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Greg Kozak is Vice President of Information Technology Services at the Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. He is accountable for leveraging technology to enable the tactical and strategic needs of the school, helping its students and faculty achieve their educational objectives.

Prior to joining the school, Greg spent more than 18 years with Hewitt Associates, helping a people-oriented employer meet its vision of “making the world a better place to work.” For the final 8 of those years, he was in a rotation of “Vice President in Information Systems” roles including Global Solutions Infrastructure, IT Client Delivery, and Architecture, New Technology and Strategy. He has held global accountability for technology infrastructure ranging from PDAs to mainframes, databases, middleware, collaboration and print; managing people and technologies across 5 continents. He helped start up a payroll business in China, led the IT implementation and client relationships for Hewitt’s initial HR Business Process Outsourcing work, and facilitated the introduction of a number of innovative technologies including portal, single-sign-on, and grid computing, all of which enabled a growing business to serve its clients with higher quality and value. Greg introduced a vendor management discipline based on a balanced-scorecard and saved tens of millions of dollars through negotiating vendor contracts and operating expense management. He also led the transformation of a technically siloed organization into a service-oriented business partner, focused on serving business partners in the manner of a professional services firm. He initiated a technology governance methodology and tools to harmonize technology use and align technology strategy with business needs.

Mr. Kozak has been involved in the Black Data Processing Associates of Chicago and has served on the Technology Advisory Council of El Valor.

M. Div., University of St. Mary of the Lake
B.S., Mathematics, Loyola University of Chicago
B.A., English, Loyola University of Chicago
B.S., Computer Science, Loyola University of Chicago
6 Sigma Champion certified
ITIL Foundations certified
Center for Development in Leadership graduate

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